Sean Tuohy from “The Blind Side” Comes to TCU


The TCU Center for Connection Culture and the TCU Career Center will present the second Connection Symposium on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in the BLUU Ballroom. Keynote speaker is Sean Tuohy, whose family’s story became a best-selling book and blockbuster movie titled “The Blind Side”.  Now legend, the book and movie detail how Sean and his wife Leigh Anne adopted Michael Oher, a homeless teenager who became a first-round draft NFL pick. Their commitment and generosity to Michael inspired the nation and sparked the interests of audiences everywhere to learn more.

Before “The Blind Side”, Sean was himself a standout athlete then business owner, sports broadcaster and co-founder of a large faith community in his Memphis,Tennessee hometown. He and his wife Leigh Anne have written In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving which will be available at the Connection Symposium for purchase and signing.

Sean Tuohy’s presentation is open to faculty, staff and students through registration at Tickets are limited to two per person and available on a first come, first served basis. For questions, please email Ann Louden, Director of the TCU Center for Connection Culture at or call her at 817-257-7254.

The TCU Center for Connection Culture was established in 2013 to provide programming, education and training to intentionalize TCU’s Connection Culture. The event is also co-sponsored by the TCU Center for Career and Professional Development.

Also at the Symposium, Dr. Suzy Lockwood of TCU’s Harris College of Nursing will be recognized as the Spring 2015 Connection Hero. Selected for her commitment to the University’s mission and her continuing dedication to advance TCU’s relationships in the community, Dr. Lockwood follows Dr. Jim Riddlesperger as the 2014 Connection Hero.


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